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Majority – Short Film Review

Single mother and immigrant; Sonia works in sheltered accommodation. When a resident makes an official complaint against her, she must continue to face each one of them without bias.

Bright and realistic, we enter a world that so many people are part of. When being a carer, you give your life to the people who need it from you, often facing stress and worry with no assistance. To then be complained against rather than appreciated is such a shame, showing how prejudices exist and exclude in awful ways. People can have likes and dislikes, but when those attitudes are against people just for looking a certain way or being from a specific place, it really shows how awful we can be as humans. Written and directed by Tessa Hoffe, this short magnificently displays the points previously raised. 

We see the different thoughts in generations, and how unhelpful fellow staff can be, all presented with the saturation not toned down and the sun shining. Not everything following these topics must be gritty and grey. I love how it shows everyday life in a way that we can all relate to, whether we live in a place like this, or have walked past them. Maria Popistasu stars as Sonia the house warden, friendliness what she wants to give off but not being seen by anyone she looms out for. Her performance is real, letting us see her defeated and alone against everyone else in the film apart from her son.

Majority cleverly gives us a beautiful day, with a not so pretty truth, something that I’m sure will resonate with most people who watch it.

Majority was part of the Women X Film Festival – find out more

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